Winter Storm Rolls in!
Mother nature sure wanted to make sure that we would have an unforgettable Valentines week here in Texas! It actually started to snow on Valentine’s Day! Not enough to make a snowman yet. The temps kept getting low low low! I was wearing my fleece PJ pants, leg warmers, facemask (I knew I was full of hot air!), mittens (I still got them Jolene after all these years!), Leg braces, thermal shirt, a hooded sweatshirt, and a couple of blankets. I was going to make sure I did not get cold. Being cold all the time anyway is part of having FA. I ate, slept (I was so relieved to not have gotten pins and needles when I slept due to the cold, but I was so bundled and had the weight of my leg braces on), drank, went to the potty(I thought that setting on that porcelain seat was going to make me get up and walk, HELLO!! Watching my life would intake was a must during this time!), and everything in this stuff for 4 days, we did not have power for 36 hours! Thank God for my Kindle, and the fact that I had enough charge and a downloaded I will book to listen to. Good thing my brother brought us over hot food and firewood. After dinner that 1st night I had told dad that I wondered if we had any batteries for one of our alarm clocks that had a radio. We did! So for that evening and the next day we listened to the oldies station! I cannot believe that the oldies station is all my jam!! So I was singing along with all the songs, it was a good time waster! Several hours before we got power back that batteries went dead on the radio, dad and I were so saddened, ugh! We both started seeing me back and forth those songs. I did Pour Some Sugar on me by Def Leppard (I miss you Julie Vail, and think of you every time I hear it) while dad would shout Dream On by Aerosmith while I would crack up! We would never make it on American Idol!! The power came back on several hours later, thank you God! The next day we realized that our heater started messing up so dad called the heater dudes! Then next morning they came out and, f will for a long while it started working, It was just a short circuit they told us, no biggie! It did not stay warm for long though, ugh! Something keeps tripping it up and we are having issues again, ugh! Dad put another call out to the heating dudes! It was another cold night in my house, ugh! Took an electrician but we got it resolved! My caregiver has taken the past couple of days but yesterday she tried to see if she can go find some gas! Thank God that she found some! There is a water shortage here in NRH where I live? We only drink bottled water, but still everything else, geez! So if it is brown flush it down, but if it is yellow let it mellow😂 The water restriction is going through this weekend. This girl cannot wait until Mon and I can take a shower if you get my drift!! Dad just got back from the store, and apparently people are hoarding bottled water, bread, other essentials! GOOD NIGHT!! I am so glad that much warmer temperatures are coming!!
LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE
This is definitely an unforgettable time and as I look back on things I made some awesome memories with my dad! Not at that time but sometimes the stuff was funny!! The most important thing was that I survived through it all and so did my dad! You know what they say Laughter Is the Best Medicine!
I know that things could have been so much worse and I know they were for some people. I was and still I am continuously praying for them that do not have shelter, food, and warm clothing or blankets. I saw the news earlier where there were 30 deaths so far in Texas and tons of damages, this makes my heart very sad! I am definitely counting my blessings!
Note to self: so this won’t happen again! Get:
- 9 V batteries
Rolling on, Stephanie